Hi my name is Emma Lee and I made this Homemade Betty Boop Birthday Cake for my nan ! < she loves Betty Boop and this is the second Betty I have made her, my other Betty is the one in bed also on here. I got the inspiration from a figure of Betty my nan had fallen in love with of her bathing in a glass.

I hand carved Betty herself out of sugar paste (fondant icing (ready to roll pack) can buy in all supermarkets) mixed with tylo powder which strengthens and sets it. She is set in piping jelly, also tastes like icing, that looks like the champagne. I did it 12″ square covered in black icing, hand molded the lips but used cutters for the hearts stuck with edible glue .

Also you need to put dowels into the bottom tier to support the weight of Betty, all that sugar paste is quite heavy. The top is an 8″ circle, covered in black fondant with red strips and white strips hand cut and stuck with edible glue again. The sparkler affect, hearts and lips at the rear of Betty are also sugar paste on metallic wire (purchased from any cake shop). The 80 also on the wire , bought as polystyrene and hand glitter (best to use edible glitter).